I often despair at Microsoft’s attitude to the Internet. Ever since Bill Gates back in the 1990s said the Internet wasn’t going to catch on, the company has shown an at times bizarre approach to what has eventually become hot and trending approaches to work. As an advocate of flexible and remote working I found Microsoft’s stopping development of its PDA (personal digital assistant) windows for mobile software perplexing and , even now, I would argue they have not caught up with Apple or Google over the IoS and Android platforms. If I were a shareholder and noting that the PC software market was shrinking, I would be worried that the Big M is seemingly playing catch-up.
The latest chorus in the opera of disenchantment came in an Email from Microsoft announcing it was slashing its OneDrive free storage space from 25gb down to 5gb. The 15 GB camera roll storage bonus will also be discontinued for free accounts will also be slashed. To be fair it doesn’t really affect me as I have a premium 1tb account with Dropbox and only used OneDrive as a blog test bed, but if I were a regular user and I saw 20gb being hacked off my account I would not be too impressed.
So, why has this happened?